Five online architecture and design events in January

Five online architecture and design events in January

Five online architecture and design events in January

We’ve chosen five current and upcoming online events listed in the Dezeen Events Guide that will take place in January 2023, including an online lecture series organized by the British Museum called Egyptomania! and the DesignTO design festival.

Also featured are Showcase Japan, a series of RIBA lectures, and The Architecture of Virtual Space.

Photo of food and kitchenware on a surface
Knives by Seki Kanetsugu are displayed at Showcase Japan

show japan
August 1, 2023 to January 31, 2023, online

New York-based homewares platform Shoppe Object and the Japan Foreign Trade Organization (JETRO) have partnered to create an online marketplace displaying and selling Japanese goods.

The exhibition, titled Showcase Japan, highlights 25 Japanese brands and aims to make them accessible to the American market.

The market includes home, fashion and lifestyle products such as jewelry, candles, vases, bedding, apparel and kitchenware.

Photo of a suspended installation
DesignTO hosts online and in-person events. The photo is by Huy Tran

January 20-29, 2023, multiple locations in Toronto, Canada and online

DesignTO is a design festival that takes place in Toronto in January. Alongside in-person events including exhibitions, installations and tours, the festival is hosting online events for global attendees.

Virtual events include lectures covering topics such as waste management, circular construction and health equity in public spaces.

DesignTO is also hosting online portfolio reviews with support from local design communities that will provide feedback and analysis to Toronto-based brands.

RIBA January Lectures
January 24 to 31, 2023, online

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) presents a series of online lectures in January.

Two of the talks form part of the organization’s Building Stories series, in which architects discuss the process of developing a RIBA-awarded building.

In January, Max Fordham director and sustainability leader Hero Bennett discusses Harris Academy in Sutton with Architype Architects, while Glenn Howells Architects partner Dav Bansal discusses the design of the Ibstock Place School Cafeteria and The Alice public house Hawthorn with architects Maccreanor Lavington and De Matos Ryan.

The RIBA is also home to a sustainability mastermind, which is for members to gain support from each other and discuss the AECB Building Standard.

The final talk addresses neurodiversity-friendly architecture as part of its Just Equity Diversity Inclusion (JEDI) program.

The lectures will take place on January 24, 25, 26 and 31, 2023.

Image of a virtual meditation space
Ricardo Solar designed a virtual meditation space for the exhibition

The architecture of virtual space
January 25, 2023, online

Five US and South Korean architecture studios have partnered with The Unbuilt Gallery online gallery to showcase virtual meditation spaces.

Ricardo Solar, from San Francisco, Forma Rosa Studios, from New York, Beom Jun Kim and No Architecture, and Saul Kim, from Seoul, are the studios that present their works in the exhibition.

The spaces are developed with virtual reality and real-time graphics and can be explored on January 25 at 6:00 pm in New York or 11:00 pm in London.

January 26, 2023, online

Egyptomania! is a series of online lectures organized by the British Museum that looks at how ancient Egypt influenced the architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The three lectures will address tourist art and its origins in Egypt, the work of modern artists such as Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore and Mahmoud Mokhtar, and period-informed buildings including cinemas, mills and synagogues.

Historian Aart Dan Cruickshank chairs discussions with Egyptologist Dr. Benjamin Hinson; curator of art and visual culture at the Science Museum, Anna Ferrari; and writer and researcher, Chris Elliott.

The lectures take place alongside the Hieroglyphs: Unlocking Ancient Egypt exhibition, which runs from October 13, 2022 to February 19, 2023.

About the Dezeen Event Guide

Dezeen Events Guide is our guide to the best architecture and design events happening around the world each year.

The guide is updated weekly and includes virtual events, conferences, trade shows, major exhibitions and design weeks, as well as up-to-date information on which events have been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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